CWN - News & Information for Coventry & Warwickshire 20x21spacer.gif (59 bytes)What's New?Search CWN
[12 SEP 98] NUNEATON BOROUGH NEWS
Gloucester City (1) 1
Nuneaton Borough (0) 0
[DR MARTENS PREMIER DIVISION]

Borough failed in their bid to make history by losing a scrappy match by a single goal at Gloucester.

Borough needed to win to secure their seventh successive victory to equal their previous best-ever start to a season.

But the spark was missing in the face of Gloucester's controlled aggression and even the wind seemed to conspire against Nuneaton. It was blowing in their faces in the difficult first half when they went a goal down, but it died away after the interval so they had no advantage.

They came under heavy pressure from the first whistle and only a last ditch tackle from Barry Williams prevented them falling behind in the third minute.

They conceded the goal which eventually settled the points in the 10th minute. Chris Burns and Adie Mings combined to set up Chris Tucker and he beat Borough's goalkeeper Richard Williams with a sharp shot from ten yards.

It was all hands to the pump for Borough with Richard Williams saving with his legs from Tucker and the ball then being scrambled away in a goalmouth melee.

Nuneaton's only real effort came when Wayne Simpson's curling cross was mishandled by Gloucester's 'keeper Steve Mokler but from Anton Thomas' head-down, Maclolm Christie could get no power in his shot and it was cleared by defender Gary Thorne.

Borough were more in the match in the second half but could not find a way through to grab an equaliser and to make matters worse they lost Barry Williams with a leg injury. It was the first time this season that Borough failed to find the net.

NUNEATON BOROUGH:
R Williams, Everitt, Prindville, Statham, B Williams, Angus, Crowley, Simpson, Thomas, Christie, Gardner
Subs: Muir, Wilkin, Wray

DR MARTENS PREMIER DIVISION TABLE
 

1x22rule.gif (89 bytes)

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS TO 120,000 VISITORS PER MONTH

email chris@cwn.org.uk



MORE ABOUT
NUNEATON BOROUGH




Coventry City The Elite Era - the new book from Jim Brown



Click for details of Harry Shaw day trips and tours



CWN / Sport / Football / Nuneaton Borough / 12 Sep 98 - Gloucester City v Nuneaton Borough

1995-2000 Coventry Internet Developments Ltd

This page modified on 10 November 2008 09:49:15AM